Cascabela thevetioides (Kunth) Lippold

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Cascabela thevetioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

Cascabela thevetioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

Cascabela thevetioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

Cascabela thevetioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

Cascabela thevetioides

Photo: Mark Hyde
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

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Synonyms: Cerbera thevetioides Kunth
Thevetia thevetioides (Kunth) K. Schum.
Common names: Giant thevetia (English) Large-flowered yellow oleander (English)
Description: Tree to 5 m. Leaves up to 10 × 1.5 cm, evergreen, glossy, linear to linear-lanceolate, dark green, acuminate with an acute apex; secondary veins conspicuous on both surfaces. Flower bright yellow, pinkish yellow or orange, to 5 cm across. Fruit up to 7 cm in diameter.

Similar to Cascabela thevetia, but may be distinguished by its darker green leaves with conspicuous lateral veins and its larger flowers in which the corolla lobes are much more widely spread.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: thevetioides: resembling a Thevetia. The species was first described in the genus Cerbera.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Mexico.
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Image last updated: Friday 30 December 2016
Literature:

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976). Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York Page 1108.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 397.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cascabela thevetioides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cascabela thevetioides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cascabela thevetioides
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cascabela thevetioides
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cascabela thevetioides
Plants of the World Online: Cascabela thevetioides
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Wikipedia: Cascabela thevetioides


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Cascabela thevetioides.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=162440, retrieved 22 June 2024

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